Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Happy Hour

Layout detail - heart & scraps cluster
August's first challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog was, interestingly, to take part in some other on-line challenge!

Is that a sort of reverse advertising?  Will the fact that we'll be using our August Counterfeit Kits in all sorts of new places make people wonder "What on earth is a counterfeit kit?" and pop over to the CKCB to find out?  I hope so - I can't think of a better way to help people USE up their stash - which of course means that we can BUY more :o)


For me, this challenge was perfect as I often take inspiration from several challenges at once - a sketch here, a colour combination there, and other elements from elsewhere - and this page is no different!  It is based on the monthly sketch challenge at the blog for Sarah's Cards (my "local" on-line shop) and combined with the Weekly Challenge at UKScrappers which required you to scrap something from your wild side, include stars or flourishes and a life-affirming word or phrase.

Layout - Happy Hour - Jimjams

Layout detail - Rosette cluster
My photo was taken around midday at the Slush Bar in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.  Now I don't drink a lot of alcohol (a glass of wine with a weekend meal is a treat), so enjoying an slushy cocktail instead of lunch was certainly wild for me!

The full story behind the page was my Sunday Story in April - and by strange coincidence the CKCB kit-to-copy this month is available from Scraporchard who were sponsoring the Digiscrapapalooza convention that our new friend Balinda was attending in the hotel!

The page is made from my August counterfeit kit wth the addition of some Doodlebug Sugar Coated Hopscotch alphas and shapes.  Arghhhh!  Now I remember why these were stored away in a little plastic box ... the glitter gets everywhere!  Do you have any tips for making glitter stay put?

20 comments:

Mary B said...

Lovely page indeed and I do love your colour scheme for this month.

scrappyjacky said...

I love this colour scheme as well....great page.

S said...

What a fun page capturing a fun times - scrapping in Vegas - I'd love to try that!

Sian said...

A clever way to get the counterfeiting word out!

Margie said...

Beautiful page!! Love the colors!

Alison said...

Lovely LO..like your choice of papers!
Alison xx

Glinda said...

Love the cluster at the top and the colors are wonderful. Beautiful layout.

Lisa said...

the colours of your kit are so inspirational - need to try and get some of my own. love this layout. The heart at the top with that little off the page cluster is gorgeous. But you know that I'd love that :-)

Sandie said...

I love the rosette.
As for how you make glitter stay put, I'd probably give a burst of hair spray or other glue as an experiment but I've not tried it so can't make promise that it would work!

Beverly said...

I love the design and esp. the colors and patterns..oh, and I do love a slushy drink ;)

alexa said...

Last time I used glitter, it was still glinting on my face weeks later! Your page is lovely - that teal blue is one of my favourites and I really like that cluster at the top which picks up all the colourd and themes. Great balance!

Jen said...

lovely page, great colour scheme! Thanks for taking part in our sketch challenge :)
As for the glitter if you like a glazed look you could add a coat of glossy accents over the top.
x

glorygirl said...

I just adore this page! The happy photo, the lovely colors, the embellies drawing your eye around the page. It is great!!!

Tracie said...

Haven't got any tips for glitter I'm afraid, but I do love your layout! Lots of lovely little details as always! x

Tara O said...

Love your page. Love it.

Tips for glitter? #1 don't ever buy it. #2 if you cannot resist buying, you crazy person you, THROW IT AWAY. LOL....Tara, who hates, no despises, glitter. UGH

Missus Wookie said...

I'm with Tara on glitter - but I do coat it with glue to keep it controlled.

As for slushy cocktails I have it on very good authority from my cousin that if it is slushy (or contains lots of fruit) it isn't a cocktail so the calories/alcohol don't count ;)

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, what a lovely layout! it sure shows the fun time you've had.

Lisa-Jane said...

Really like this one! The colours are great and the papers are yummy!

Tracy said...

Fabulous layout, those slush cocktails look yummy.
Tracy. x

Ifa said...

That sounds like a fun afternoon. Gorgoeus layout.